Tag: vaccination day

  • What Does ‘Working Cows’ and ‘Vaccination Day’ Mean?

    Every fall we work our cattle to implement our vaccination program on our cows against known cattle diseases to ensure individual animal and overall herd health. We schedule a Saturday with our vet to vaccinate and pregnancy test our mother cows. Last weekend was our vaccination day. Working cows entails friends and neighbors working together…

  • Our Herd’s Appointment with the Doc

    On some levels, I liken raising our cattle to raising my children. When my kids were born I made sure they had their vaccinations because I did not want to put them at risk for known life-threatening diseases. As caretakers, the same is true in caring for our cows and calves. Every fall, we precondition…

  • Working Cows

    Working cows in t-shirts is not normal around here. For years we’ve had to dress in long johns, warm clothes, coveralls, hats and gloves to keep warm. We worked cows October 22 this year and the weather was warm enough that most of the crew peeled off their jackets and worked in t-shirts. Since the vet was…